Technical Product Manager

Buffalo, NY

Are you an experienced product manager with an entrepreneurial spirit? Can you coordinate with high-level leaders to execute strategies? Do you have a passion for the startup community in Upstate New York? If so, you may be our next Technical Product Manager.


Peanut Butter is looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial Technical Product Manager to manage the evolution of our Student Loan Assistance platform and help drive growth.

In this position, you will be equal parts product owner and engineering manager. As a product owner, you’ll refine the product roadmap, define epics and user stories, work with our developers to estimate work, then scope sprints, estimate timelines, and schedule releases. As an engineering manager, you’ll lead the development scrum, mentor and review code for our engineers, architect and operate our platform and business systems, and manage system security.

All in all, you’ll influence product direction, implement code, work with a great team, and drive integration with various systems.

Here’s who we are:

  • An award-winning B2B SaaS provider of student loan assistance solutions
  • Revolutionizing employee benefits
  • Working together to solve America’s $1.5T student debt crisis
  • Teaming up with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the U.S.
  • Fast-growing startup that doesn’t just value your opinions—we expect them
  • A fun team of fresh thinkers, movers, and doers
  • Believers in balancing hard work with good vibes
  • Interested in your positive energy and strong work ethic
  • Excited to hear from you!

Here’s what you’d do:

  • Work closely with our CEO to strategize the company’s technical direction
  • Own features and products from end to end
  • Examine customer pain points and market opportunities to come up with solutions
  • Prioritize product planning and development work to achieve business objectives
  • Articulate and design customer experiences that make our users happy
  • Plan and manage system architecture
  • Develop features for performance, scale, and security
  • Build and maintain integrations with third-party systems
  • Oversee all workflow related to Epic definition, Story Grooming, Development Sprints, and Releases
  • Conduct UAT to ensure that features are released to spec
  • Deploy releases
  • Address bugs; write and update code as needed
  • Ensure that tech standards and best practices are met, while closely managing expenditures
  • Monitor web analytics and make recommendations that align with business goals
  • Monitor performance profiling tools and procedures
  • Maintain network security and disaster/emergency recovery plans
  • Define company standards for systems, equipment, and software
  • Share technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide
  • Study current and new industry trends, technologies, and software development
  • Ensure the company’s technological processes and services comply with laws and regulations

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or similar field
  • 4 – 8 years of technical product management experience
  • Proven track record of product launches
  • To be entrepreneurial, driven, and passionate
  • To be customer-focused, organized, collaborative, and articulate
  • To be a strong advocate for company culture who focuses on results and leads by example
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for conquering the unknown
  • Comfort with the flexibility and excitement of working at a startup
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; poise in front of customersAbility to understand and communicate technical and business concepts quickly to various audiences
  • Sincerity, empathy, and kindness

Bucks and bennies:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • START-UP NY tax break: NYS tax exemption from every paycheck
  • Contributions each month toward your qualifying student loan
  • Sweeping views of the city from our brand-new office at Seneca One Tower
  • Free coffee, tea, snacks, weekly happy hour and more
  • Endless opportunities to network with growth-oriented 43North community members
To apply, please email your resume and a brief description of your interests/qualifications to